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Carryover, at least from Thursday: Springfield pregame

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Appears Bridgeport rolls much as it practiced this week, with Griffin Reinhart and Sebastian Collberg coming back from injury and Adam Pelech in as the sixth defenseman (presumably getting PP time). No extras out there for Bridgeport. Looks like Nathan Oystrick makes his season debut for Springfield, and Michael Chaput makes his AHL season debut. […] [Read More]

Some reverting, some returning: Springfield pregame

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Bridgeport goes for its sixth win in a row, which would be its longest streak since the last seven games of February, all regulation-time victories, the last six games of the Olympic break and the first game after. (Things didn’t go so well after that.) Appears they do it with Andrey Pedan. Pedan hasn’t played […] [Read More]

Good problems to have, etc.: Hartford pregame 2

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John Persson back in, C.J. Stretch out tonight. “We’ve got a lot of good players,” Thompson said. That, they do. Kael Mouillierat moves back to the middle for Stretch as Persson moves into Mouillierat’s spot. The third and fourth lines, both effective last night, remain intact. One to scratch each way. Pedan did take the […] [Read More]

Veterans rule!: Hartford pregame

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I guess a corollary to the Tomas Kaberle vs. Bridgeport defense bit from last night: Hartford, with Kaberle on the PTO and Mike Kostka down today, has eight veterans on the roster, if I’m counting correctly. Full veterans. Chris Bourque, Ryan Malone, Joey Crabb, Chris Mueller, Nick Tarnasky, Ryan Potulny, Kostka and Kaberle. Not one […] [Read More]

Amended roster for second day: Albany pregame

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A few changes, most notably Jesse Graham in for the injured Griffin Reinhart (termed day-to-day last night; see below) and Brett Gallant for Colton Gillies. Some minor rearrangements off of those swaps. Mike Sislo is back for the Devils (who have, including him, four guys wearing letters in warmup; used to happen here all the […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Pregame

Incumbents in: Albany pregame

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The decision on defense, it appears for tonight, is to stand pat. Could change tomorrow, but not tonight. The lines look as they have the past couple of days, breaking up that second line for the first time since opening weekend. One to scratch each way. BRIDGEPORT F: Mouillierat (A)-Quine-McDonald Halmo (A)-Stretch-Zolnierczyk Gillies-Sundstrom-Courtnall Persson-Langkow-Vaughan D: […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Pregame

Morning, game: Norfolk pregame

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Another bright ‘n’ early morning game (since 2003 for crying out loud), and another after election night (Twitter did not give me sufficient notice to hear Tom Foley’s non-concession speech, which sounded fascinating in tweet form). Anyway. Familiar faces like Sudarshan Maharaj, Dave Baseggio and Nate McIver in the building. Lots of young faces around […] [Read More]
Categories: Norfolk, Pregame

Homecoming: Springfield pregame

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From line rushes for Bridgeport’s return home after a couple of weeks away, could be the same lineup as yesterday, or Brett Gallant could get back in for Justin Courtnall (Gallant took the first rush). One to scratch each way. Edit: Courtnall and Gagnon are scratched. Andrey Pedan is coming back up, the team announced; […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Springfield

Veteran rule: Albany liveblog

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We let a little milestone slip in St. John’s last weekend. When Colin McDonald suited up at the same time as Colton Gillies on Sunday, it was the first time in a little over 10 months that Bridgeport had two honest-to-God AHL veterans in the lineup together. You may recall that the one and only […] [Read More]

St. John’s 2 Sunday liveblog

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Quick turnaround (well, for me, anyway). Believe Brian Rogers’ pregame show begins at 2 (audio here or via “listen live” link at the team’s site/pay-per-view). Follow the Telegram’s aces, Brendan McCarthy and Robin Short, and of course Bridgeport and the IceCaps. Here’s Robin’s gamer from last night. Looks like the Caps are short-handed from the […] [Read More]